This section explains how to wire the out-of-band management (IPMI) port, 100 Gbps ports, and power on Quiver 1UA Gen1 nodes.

Depending on its technical specifications, your node uses unified or split networking configuration. For more information, see Connecting the 100 Gbps Ports.

Back Diagram of the Quiver 1U All-NVMe Gen1 Node

Step 1: Connecting the Out-of-Band Management (IPMI) Port

The dedicated out-of-band management port allows functionality such as remote display, control, and power. The port uses the Intelligent Platform Management Interface (IPMI) protocol. Connect the IPMI port first on the back of your node (above the USB ports).

To configure the IPMI port, you must use the Server Management Interface. For more information, see ASMB11-iKVM Server Management Board User Guide in the ASUS documentation. The default IMPI username is ADMIN and the default password is Admin123.

Step 2: Connecting the 100 Gbps Ports

After you connect the IPMI port, connect your 100 Gbps ports (compatible with QSFP28 or QSFP56).

  • Single NIC: This platform uses a unified networking configuration in which the same NIC handles back-end and front-end traffic. In this configuration, each networking port provides communication with clients and between nodes. You can connect the NIC’s ports to the same switch or to different switches.

  • Dual NIC: This platform uses a split networking configuration in which different NICs handle back-end and front-end traffic. You can connect the front-end and back-end NICs to the same switch or to different switches.

Step 3: Connecting the Power

After you connect your 100 Gbps ports, connect power to the node. There are two power sockets on the back of your node. To maximize redundancy, connect each PSU to a separate power supply or power distribution unit (PDU).